Chief of Staff
COL David Northridge
COL David Northridge was commissioned a second lieutenant as an Armor officer from The University of South Florida.
His first assignment was with 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Armored Division, Germany where he served as a Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer and Squadron Maintenance Officer. He departed Germany and attended the Armor Officer Advance Course. Upon completion COL Northridge was assigned to Fort Hood as the Headquarters Commandant with 4th Infantry Division. He was further assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry where he served as Squadron Maintenance Officer and Troop Commander for Cobra Troop. COL Northridge returned to 4th Infantry Division where he served as Company Commander for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Additional assignments include Team Chief, 3rd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment, Ocala, Florida.
He then attended the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, followed by an assignment to Fort Knox as Squadron Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment and Regimental Operations Officer, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Deputy Director for the Armor School and the Armor Center Inspector General.
COL Northridge took Command of 3rd Battalion, 353rd Armor, Fort Polk, Louisiana. He then served as Deputy Commander for 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas before moving up to III Corps to serve as the Secretary of the General Staff.
COL Northridge holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
COL Northridge participated in three contingency operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Ranger Tab and the Parachute Badge.